US principal tells girls who wear figure-hugging leggings: 'Cover your butts up'
A principal from a school in Minnesota has told parents they shouldn't let their teenage daughters come to school in overly revealing stretchy pants and tights.
David Adney, the principal at Minnetonka High School, sent a very frank email to parents on Monday asking them to talk to their daughters about adhering to the dress code policy.
"This new trend doesn't seem right, it's troubling," he wrote, according to the Star Tribune.
"Cover your butts up and #65533; I'm just going to say it straight up. We're seeing too much."
Adney said he felt he was forced to take action after receiving numerous complaints from female staff, volunteers and students at the school who were uncomfortable with other students' revealing attire, the New York Daily News reported.
"If you choose to wear it because it's more relaxing, I understand it and #65533; but let's wear something a little longer that covers up a little bit more of the body," he wrote, according to Fox 9.
He specifically objected to outfits that reveal "more leg and backside" and can "be highly distracting for other students."
"It's just kind of a body-suit kind of look," he said. "It's distracting to a wide variety of boys and girls in school."
Adney made it clear it wasn't his intention to make his students suffer by wearing uncomfortable clothing, but that he wanted to encourage the young women at the school to "keep things covered up."
"You are not evil if you wear spandex," he said, according to Fox 9. "That's not the word I want out there."